- Never leave burning candles unattended.
- Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.
- Don’t burn candles completely - discard them once they have burnt down to 1cm from their base or holder.
- Ensure that your wick is always centred. If a wick comes close to the side of the vessel, extinguish the flame and straighten the wick to prevent the vessel from over-heating and cracking.
- Always remove labels and wrapping before lighting candles.
- Don't burn a candle for longer than four hours at a time. Burning for too long can cause the wick to move, or lean. If a wick comes close to the side of the vessel, extinguish the flame and straighten the wick to prevent the vessel from over-heating and cracking.
- A burning candle will generate significant heat above the flame so always position well away from combustible materials.
- Never to go sleep with a candle still burning, and never leave a burning candle or oil burner in a child's bedroom.
- Always burn candles on an appropriate tray. Under no circumstances should candles be placed directly on surfaces that may be heat sensitive or subject to damage - for example antiques or highly polished furniture.
- Candle containers may become hot. Handle with care and wait for the wax to set and the candle to cool before moving. Never move a burning candle.
- Keep clothes and hair safely away. If there's any chance you could lean across a candle and forget it's there, put it somewhere else. You don't want to set fire to your clothes or your hair.